A Place To String:
Make it Yours!
Just because a
fellow bead stringer boasted that she strings while traveling on
an air plane, doesn't mean that you don't need a considerable
area to do your job well. Sure, I have had my half-a-square-foot
moments, but fortunately these are the exception.
Even when working
with parts that seem insignificant in size, you still want to
have a dedicated area that's clutter free, well lit and of a
Your work area is
use one of these Vellux® mats, they're perfect! I glue mine onto
a piece of rubbery shelf liner, so it won't slide around while
working. Also make sure that the working surface is clean (!),
level and stable. Nothing worse than beads rolling off and
Yes, you can do
your projects on a kitchen counter or dining room table, when
you're stringing for pleasure. But don't even think about it, if
you decide to turn pro.
pointy things and sharp tools can be a hazard when in clutter
you don't want to keep spending time searching for parts
where to go when you grow?
- imagine you need to hire help
don't you rather want to be in a pretty place?
Sanity ;-) -
elbow room is good for your soul
The importance of
allowing yourself to spread your wings can't be emphasized
enough. So now perhaps, my husband can appreciate my opposition
when he proposed we live on a boat...